The Best of 2017: A Semester in Photos

  • Chambers, still quite alive in the evening.

  • A solar eclipse on the first day of classes draws students' attention out - and up.

  • First-year families exchange lots of hugs at the farewell picnic.

  • Davidson welcomes the class of 2021 with a class photo on the field.

  • A favorite tradition: the Cake Race.

  • The winner!

  • Catch! ...maybe?

  • Ready for the Vermonster challenge!

  • Wildcats from the successful final four team in the 1992 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship gather for a reunion.

  • The E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center looks beautiful lit up for its dedication and Ne Ultra event.

  • Davidson Wildcats accompany Davidson Elementary students on Walk to School day.

  • Students pause for a selfie during Fiji's "puppies and slushies" fundraiser for Refugee Support Services.

  • President Quillen greets Lula Bell Houston at the dedication of Lula Bell's resource center.

  • Seeing double over Chambers.

  • Chloe Pitkoff '21 shows off her costume on Halloween.

  • Students practice dance in the new Harry L. Vance Athletic Center studio space.

  • Actors perform Facing Our Truth for a sold-out crowd.

  • Students perform an opera workshop of The Magic Flute.

  • Fall brings beautiful colors - and temperatures.

  • Clark Ross presents to a crowd gathered in the McKay Atrium of the E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center for the "Challenge the Policy" series.

  • Students work in the physics lab.

  • Prof. Suzanne Churchill works with students in the Collaboratory classroom.

  • The TechXpo, hosted by the Center for Career Development and the Mathematics & Computer Science Department, draws a good crowd.

  • Reading Day.

  • Three teams receive Avinger Scholarships to pursue entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Dancers in the Holiday Gala perform to a sold-out house.

  • Students get to enjoy a little snow before leaving for the break.

From a rare celestial event to the first snow of the winter season, College Photographer Chris Record captured some of the most memorable campus moments of 2017. Now’s the time to think back on the year, before we ring in a new one—so before you break into “Auld Lang Syne,” enjoy these pics, curated by Record.


  • December 19, 2017